MUST LISTEN — Remedy Roundtable 05 – Prof. Jay Courtney Fikes, Lydia & Royce White Calf – “The Lakota, Naropa Institute, and Wounded Knee – From Gen. Custer to Carlos Castaneda” – #220 | Gnostic Media
Dec 19, 2014
Episode 220 is Remedy Roundtable #05 with Prof. Jay Courtney Fikes, Lydia and Royce White Calf, titled: “The Lakota, Naropa Institute, and Wounded Knee – From Gen. Custer to Carlos Castaneda”
This is a POWERFUL episode where one of the last pure bred Lakota Native Americans, Royce White Calf, who was at Wounded Knee and lived to tell about it, comes on to tell all. His wife Lydia joins us along with Prof. Jay Courtney Fikes – who’s returning for his 4th time.
In this episode we expose more on Native Revivalism, the FBI and CIA attacks on the Lakota nation – including their promotion of the New Age and Neo-Shamanism – and the likes of Carlos Castaneda, and the planned genocide against the only native American nation to seize the US flag – not once, but 3 times.
And this episode is being released on Friday, December 19, 2014. It was recorded on December 17.
Royce White Calf is a Lakota from the Oglala Lakota Nation. He is known for leading in the sobriety movement on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the late 70’s, and his work for the youth in the 1980’s which led Tom Brokaw to give him the Outstanding Young Man of America Award on national television in 1982. He became an active member of the American Indian Movement by 13 years old, during the Wounded Knee Occupation of 1973, and has led in his People’s struggle ever since. He has appeared on CNN and FOX News – featured in an interview regarding Camp Justice and the Reservations mass killings of 1999, which forced President Bill Clinton to come to the Reservation in an attempt to quell another Resistance Movement. Royce has also taken a vehement stand with Russell Means against Columbus Day in Denver Colorado. He has appeared throughout the years on other media coverage, local and national, including the New York Times, The Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, The Rapid City Journal, Indian Country Today, and radio both national and internet. In 1995, he was the youngest sitting member of The Great Sioux Nations Treaty Council, in its history.
Lydia White Calf is a non- Indian form Greenwich, Connecticut. By 21, she was a photojournalist based out of Singapore, and stringing for The South China Seas Morning Post, The Bangkok Post, The Jakarta Post, and The New York Times. She also worked for tens of magazines internationally, including Harper’s in Australia, and other magazines throughout the Asian region. She has been published in The London Times, and later moving back to this country, she worked for The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Daily News. In 1991 she won Best Photo Essay from The Florida Magazine Association for her work in Tibet. A project regarding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome took her to The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1993, where she met Royce White Calf.
Together, they directed a film project for Viacom entitled “The New Indian Wars”, in 1993. They married in 1994, and moved to Boulder Colorado where Lydia wanted to pursue a Masters Degree in Jungian Psychology. While in the BA Program at The Naropa Institute (now The Naropa University), they stood up against administration-wide fraud and became the whistle blowers regarding Cultural Appropriation and Genocide to The Lakota People on Pine Ridge, by Naropa – while also calling attention to the broader widespread issue of Cultural Genocide to Indigenous Peoples of The Western Hemisphere. For this Russell Means also became their Spokesperson. They were asked to be Jurors in 1998 for the Northwest Tribunal On First Nation’s Genocide in Residential Schools in Canada, for which ultimately Dennis Banks came to their assistance for a national statement in 2012. Both issues were heard on the Floor of the United Nations Subcommittee on Human Rights, presented by Alaskan Elder and expert on International Law, Rudy James (of the Thlingit Nation). They have appeared jointly on radio for 15 years, including Native America Calling, and in local and national press. They continue to fight for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and for The Lakota Nation. They currently reside in the mountains above Boulder with their two sons – both Federally Enrolled members of The Oglala Sioux Tribe, in Nederland Colorado.